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Holiday Ceramic Gifts at Super Prices and Free Shipping

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our clients and friends.  It has been a few months since we have updated this site but just in time for the holiday season, we have selected a number of beautiful vases, candle holders and ceramic works from all of your favorite Pottery Companies including Roseville, Weller, Red Wing, Monmouth and Stangl.

Red Wing Pottery, c.1950's - Two Leaf Embossed Vases in Green and Yellow, both vases including shipping. Opening Bid $79.99

Red Wing Pottery, c.1950’s – Two Leaf Embossed Vases in Green and Yellow, both vases including shipping. Opening Bid $79.99

All of these items are now available through BillyBlueEye on E-bay.com. For your convenience you may use this link to our “Items for Sale” page.  We are offering these items in the E-bay highest bidder format and with a “Buy it Now” price if no bids have been received.

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Stangl Pottery, c. 1965 Antique Gold 14.5″ “Grape” Chop Plate, Offered at an opening bid of $64.99 on e-Bay. Includes Free Shipping

All of these ceramic treasures are offered at a price that is at least 30% below book value and some items as much as 75% below book value.  Items have been accurately described and are all in very good to excellent condition. We do offer our 100% satisfaction guarantee and if not completely satisfied you may return the item to us for a full refund. (Return shipping to be paid by buyer.)

Roseville Pottery, c. 1948, "Apple Blossom", Double Handled 7" Vase in Terra Cotta, Offered at an Opening Bid of $64.99. Includes Free Shipping.

Roseville Pottery, c. 1948, “Apple Blossom”, Double Handled 7″ Vase in Terra Cotta, Offered at an Opening Bid of $64.99 on E-bay. Includes Free Shipping.

BillyBlueEye takes pride in our expert packing for shipment that includes double boxes and insured delivery. We sincerely hope that you take a look at our current listings on E-Bay and check back frequently for additional items.  We will also be featuring new items on this website as well as offering BillyBlueEye.com specials that are only available through this site. We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and as we move into the December holiday season that you keep us in mind for all of your gift-giving needs.

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Begin a Happy 2014 with a Pair of Rum Rill Ewers – Free Shipping!

Rum Rill for Red Wing Pottery, c.1932-37, Pair of  10.25" Ewers w/ Embossed Acanthus Leaves in Pompeian Glaze, Mold #448, List Price $225.00, Holiday Price $200.00 for the Pair

Rum Rill for Red Wing Pottery, c.1932-37, Pair of 10.25″ Ewers w/ Embossed Acanthus Leaves in Pompeian Glaze, Mold #448, List Price $225.00 for the Pair

In 2013 we saw a renewed interest in one of the lesser known but widely collected and prized American pottery companies.  Red Wing Pottery (1878-1967) made  Red Wing, Minnesota, a city better known for shoes, its home and began an art pottery line in 1929.  Under the direction of George Rumrill, Red Wing produced a series of Rumrill releases from 1932 until 1937.

Rum Rill for Red Wing Pottery, c.1932-37,  Pair of 10.25" Ewers w/ Embossed Acanthus Leaves, Mold #448, Back side and View of Handles

Rum Rill for Red Wing Pottery, c.1932-37, Pair of 10.25″ Ewers w/ Embossed Acanthus Leaves, Mold #448, Back side and View of Handles

This beautiful pair of classic Roman pitchers are footed and embossed with acanthus leaves, a favorite decoration used by Rum Rill and others in the 1930s and ’40s. The pair is finished in the Pompeian glaze an ivory-colored base that has been wiped with a brown over-glaze that helps to highlight the pattern. Both of the ewers are faintly bottom marked “Red Wing 448” and are in exceptional condition.  

Rum Rill for Red Wing Pottery, c.1932-37, Pair of 10.25" Ewers w/ Embossed Acanthus Leaves, Mold #448, Special Holiday Price $200.00 for the Pair

Rum Rill for Red Wing Pottery, c.1932-37, Pair of 10.25″ Ewers w/ Embossed Acanthus Leaves, Mold #448, $225.00 for the Pair with Free Shipping

We guarantee that these terrific ceramic works will be shipped within 48 hours of receiving payment and will arrive well packaged,  double boxed and insured against loss and damage.  California residents are subject to local sales tax.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Pay Pal all processed in a safe and professional manner.  To order call our Direct “Holiday Special” Phone # 949-496-1889 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

If you have any questions or to order online you may e-mail us direct at BillyBlueEye@cox.net. Be sure to visit us often for more terrific works from all of your favorite pottery companies.  May you enjoy a happy, healthy 2014 filled with the love of friends and family. We appreciate your business and interest!

January 25, 2014

Please Note:  The Special Holiday Pricing has expired. Please contact us directly if interested in this terrific pair of ewers. We will be happy to offer free shipping.

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Apple Blossom Roseville Bud Vase & Rum Rill Tulip Vase are Today’s Daily Super Specials

Roseville Pottery, c. 1948 "Apple Blossom" Bud Vase, Mold #, 381- 6, List Price $205.00, Daily Special Price $130.00

Roseville Pottery, c. 1948 “Apple Blossom” Bud Vase, Mold #381- 6, List Price $205.00

Our first Super Special for Monday, December 9th  is from one of Billy Blue Eye’s  favorite American pottery companies – Roseville.

Roseville Pottery (1890-1954) is considered to have been one of America’s finest Art Pottery firms and certainly one of its most loved by ceramic collectors world wide. The “Apple Blossom” pattern was first introduced in 1948 and quickly became one of the most popular lines of its time. Collectors were attracted to the hand-painted twig handles, a design feature that is still admired today. This 6.25″ bud vase comes from a crisp mold and is precisely painted. Finished in a Terra-cotta colored glaze the vase is moderately crazed, typical for this pattern, and is bottom incised “Roseville U.S.A. 381-6.”

Roseville Pottery, c.1948 "Apple Blossom" 6.25" Bud Vase

Roseville Pottery, c.1948 “Apple Blossom” 6.25″ Bud Vase (Reverse View)

As with all of our daily specials they are available from 5:00 PM  on the day they are posted until 4:59 PM the next day. We guarantee that the item will be in very good condition and we offer a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. We guarantee that your selection will arrive well packaged and double boxed at a discounted shipping price of $15.00 in California and $20.00 for the rest of the USA. California residents are subject to local sales tax.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Pay Pal and guarantee that your insured item will arrive in plenty of time for the gift-giving season.  To order call our Direct “Daily Special” Phone # 949-496-1889 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

RumRill Blue Stipple Tulip Vase  c.1938-42

Rum Rill Pottery, c.1938-41, 9″ Footed Tulip Vase in Dutch Blue Stipple Glaze, List Price $95.00

George Rumrill was commissioned by Red Wing Pottery of Red Wing, Minnesota to produce a series of Rumrill releases under the Red Wing name from 1932 until 1937. At the end of his tenure with Red Wing he returned to Zanesville, Ohio and led Rumrill Pottery into a productive and creative period known as the Ohio Years. During this time a distinctive Rumrill line was successfully introduced that allowed Rumrill to become a respected producer of utilitarian ceramics and Art Pottery.

This 9″ tulip inspired vase is a product of the Ohio Years (1938-1942) and is finished in the Dutch Blue Stipple glaze, one of Rumrill’s most distinctive finishes.  Rising from its base the vase unfurls in a scalloped rim. It is in excellent overall condition but does have production pin hole glaze pops which are frequently found in Rumrill ceramics produced during this period. The vase is faintly bottom incised “Rumrill H-11.” (The product number)

January 25, 2014

Please Note:  The Special Holiday Pricing has expired. If interested in one or both of these vases, please contact us.

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Some Favorite Rumrill Vases Available Today at the Long Beach Antique Market

We all have our favorites.  From early on beginning in grade school we witnessed the concept of the chosen few in witnessing or being the “teacher’s pet”.  Certain bonuses or advantages were awarded ones that attained that role and we learned to apply that concept in many areas of our lives.

Even in collecting pottery we apply the “teacher’s pet” principle to the items in our collection we value the most by rewarding them the most visible display shelf. For me a few of my Rumrill vases have become “teacher’s pet and they proudly great visitors to my home in a most conspicuous place of honor.

Three Rumrill vases, c. 1938-42 (from left to right) 9″ Pale Blue Art Deco Vase, mold # H-8, $ 75.00; Miniature 4.25″ Vase with Partial Original Label, mold #A-5, $ 45.00; and 6″ Fan Five Finger Bud Vase from “Manhattan Group”, mold # 541, $100.00 SOLD

Today at the Long Beach Antique Market we will be offering some of our very favorite Rumrill vases and yes they will be displayed in a very prominent location. The Long Beach Antique Market  is held in the Veteran’s Stadium parking lot just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street and is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.)  We are in space #A853, look for our familiar green and white tent.

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Virtual Flea Market Offers Selections from Red Wing & Rum Rill Potteries

Selections from Red Wing Pottery of Red Wing, Minnesota and Rum Rill Pottery Created for Red Wing in the 1930’s

Red Wing Pottery by Rum Rill, c.1930’s 5.25″ Double Handled Dutch Blue Stipple Wide Mouth Vase, Mold #638, $89.00 SOLD

Do you like what you see? Billy Blue Eye has a selection of 12 vases created by Rum Rill in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s in the beautiful Dutch Blue Stipple Glaze. Want to see more of what we have to offer? E-mail us direct at BillyBlueEye@cox.net

Red Wing Pottery by Rum Rill, c.1932-38 7.5″ Semi-Matte Glazed Art Pottery “Greek Style” Vase, Mold #631, $68.00 SOLD

Be sure to read our previous posts on this website for additional items offered by Billy Blue Eye.

Red Wing Union Stoneware Art Pottery, c.1929-32 9″ Egyptian Double Handled Vase in Dark Green & White, Mold #159, $110.00 SOLD

Call Now 949-842-8732 to place your order.

More selections to come.

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Selling the “Blues” at the Long Beach Antique Market

During those lazy summer afternoons in suburban Chicago during the 1960’s when our gang of friends had settled under the Dutch Elm Tree in our front yard we’d frequently play  a question and answer game that eventually when we grew into our early teens became “truth or dare”. But in those earlier times when really knowing your best friend meant the world to you, the questions were fairly tame by today’s standards. The object of the game was to see who knew who best and by winning you could claim the title of “Best Friends” until the next round of the game was played in a few days or sometimes in a week or two.

Red Wing Pottery by Rum Rill, c.1925-1937 8.75″ Double Loop Handled Dutch Blue Stipple Glazed Fan Vase, mold #692, $130.00  SOLD

One of the questions that was frequently asked was, “What is my favorite color?”  As any one of the players that had visited my bedroom could tell you, the answer was blue;  blue walls, blue bedspread, blue curtains, blue throw rug and yes, even blue pajamas.

It should come as no surprise to you, my dear readers, that if you were to ask me today, “What is your favorite color?”, the answer would be….wait for it…can you guess….why yes, it is blue.  And again it should come as no shock to you then that in my personal collection of pottery that color is very well represented indeed.

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1940-60 9″ Twisted Handle 2.5″ Deep Bowl in Classic Ming Turquoise Glaze, $150.00 SOLD

Blue colored glazes are my personal favorite and when you visit Billy Blue Eye this Sunday, February 19th at the Long Beach Antique Market you will find a fine collection of blue ceramics available from many favorite pottery companies including Van Briggle,  Royal Haeger, Monmouth Western and of course Red Wing which under the Rum Rill pottery name offered many fine vases in the Dutch Blue Stipple Glaze some of which are pictured here.

Red Wing Pottery by Rum Rill, c. 1925-37 6″ Double Handled Dutch Blue Stipple Glazed Vase, mold # 518, $70.00 SOLD

The Long Beach Antique Market  is held in the Veteran’s Stadium parking lot just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street and is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.) We are located in space #A 853 and we will have on display over 200 ceramic and stoneware items from all of your favorite pottery companies. Look for our green and white tent; and never fear I also carry great items in red, and in yellow, and in white and in black  and in…

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Last Minute Gift Ideas – Order by Thursday 12/22 for Christmas Delivery

We all have done it, in fact I am guilty of doing it this year. And what is this horrible disaster in-the-making event? Well it’s waiting until the last few days before Christmas (or until the second day of Chanukah)  to begin your Holiday gift shopping.

Never fear, Billy Blue Eye is here! We have plenty of great gift ideas for all budgets and will get your selections gift boxed and shipped in time to arrive before Christmas if you order before noon on Thursday, December 22nd.

Weller Pottery, c.1920’s “White and Decorated Hudson” 8.5″ Hand-painted Cylindrical Vase, $295.00 SOLD!

If you do not see what you are looking for on our website, e-mail or call us and we can send you photos of items that are available but are not pictured online.

You can place an order by calling us direct at 949-496-1889 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time, and we accept Master Card, Visa or Pay Pal. We will ship all orders over $200.00  for free using USPS  Insured Priority Mail and offer a full refund (less return shipping charges) if you are not 100% completely satisfied.

So what are you waiting for? As of this moment you have three days and eleven and one-half hours until Santa’s sled takes flight. Give us a call and let Billy Blue Eye find that special gift for that special someone.

Rum Rill Pottery (Red Wing) c. 1930’s 7.75″ Jug Candle Holder/ Sconce, front view, $100.00 Rare find! SOLD

Rum Rill Pottery (Red Wing) c. 1930’s 7.75″ Jug Candle Holder/ Sconce, rear view, $100.00 Rare find! SOLD

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Great Holiday Shopping at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market – Sunday, December 19th.

Saturday, December 18th – Update on Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market:
Although we were ready to load the van today and ride out tomorrow’s deluge, common sense and the threat of strong wind gusts during tomorrow morning’s rain storm have prevailed and caused us to reconsider and decide that we WILL NOT attend the Long Beach Flea Market.

We send our sincere apology to our treasured clients and friends and hope that any gift giving plans will not be greatly affected. We  do offer to e-mail photos of available ceramic items and ship any purchases to arrive before Christmas. We will ship free on orders of $200.00 or more and do accept Visa and Master Card. If you would like us to assist you in this manner, please call us at 949-496-1889, Pacific Time (9am to 9pm) or e-mail us direct at billyblueeye@cox.net.

Beswick Pottery c.1936-40 by Mr. Owen in 1940 11.5" Double Handled Vase, Mold #429, $140.00 SOLD

We offer our warmest Holiday wishes for a Merry Christmas and a peace-filled and healthy New Year. We are grateful for your past support and sincerely treasure the friends that have been made through your association with Billy Blue Eye. We look forward to seeing you at the January 16th Long Beach Collectible & Antique Market.

Michael Horvath and Robert Patrick

Catalina Pottery by Gladding McBean c.1942 7" High Gloss Embossed Hand-painted Xmas Cactus Vase Polynesia Line #385, $150.00 rare and fine condition SOLD

Thursday, December 16th – To our Treasured Clients, Friends and Holiday Shoppers:

Even though the rain gods seem to be uncooperative these last few events and the forecast for this weekend is wet, wet and more wet, we will be at the Long Beach Flea Market this Sunday, December 19th rain or shine.

For those of you that shop us regularly, we have a large number of newly acquired ceramic items bought just for this Holiday Season. Included in this selection are items from Sascha Brastoff, Van Briggle Pottery, Beswick of England, Red Wing, Weller, Roseville and Catalina by Gladding McBean.

Sascha Brastoff - c.1953-62 8.5" "Abstract" Series Banded Pillar Vase, $135.00

If you are unable to attend or do not wish to shop in the rain, should the forecast be accurate,  please feel free to contact us either by phone or e-mail. We can e-mail you photos of newly acquired items and get them shipped to you in time for Christmas. You may reach us at 949-496-1889 Pacific Time (9am to 9pm please) or e-mail us at billyblueeye@cox.net.

Catalina Pottery by Gladding McBean c.1937-43 7.25" Ribbed Fan Vase in White w/ Turquoise Mold # C310, $115.00 SOLD

Catalina Pottery by Gladding McBean c.1938-42 8.5" Experimental Color Combo Ribbed Vase in Pumpkin w/Turquoise Mold #C263, $160.00 SOLD

We certainly hope that we will be able to see you on Sunday.  We wish to extend a sincere thank you to all our clients and offer a heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy 2011.

Michael Horvath and Robert Patrick


Are you having a hard time finding the perfect gift for that special someone that seems to have everything?  Too often we forget that gifts need not be brand new. Frequently the gifts that become life-long treasures are those that have been passed down from generation to generation. Shopping at the Long Beach Collectible & Antique Market offers one that type of option, of finding an item that becomes a generational gift.

Red Wing Pottery c.1920-30 10" Fish Handled Pitcher/Vase in Ivory with brown wipe glaze, $145.00 SOLD and c.1920-30 Semi Matte Ivory colored w/ brown wipe Candle holders, $85.00 (Not Pictured in Table-setting)

For me, my most cherished Christmas memories revolve around the dinner table. As a child it was my maternal Grandmother that prepared a traditional Polish Christmas Eve Banquet. In attendance were my five cousins and their parents, four siblings, Mom and Dad and of course the hostess and my Grandfather.  Being the second oldest of the children it wasn’t long before I was invited to the “adult table”. Sitting there, usually perched on a phone book or two, I was in admiration of the beautiful serving dishes, vases, candle sticks and other decorations that adorned the holiday table. So much so, that they began to symbolize what Christmas meant to me and their appearance on the dinner table enhanced the feeling of celebration.

Red Wing c.1950's 14" Ivory Cylinder on a Base Vase designed by Charles Murphy, $85.00 SOLD

As a young adult and years after my grandparents had passed, I annually recreated that Christmas meal complete with a keen and careful selection of items used in the table setting. Some items were passed down to me, others were carefully chosen to help set the festive mood, maintain the color scheme, and offer my guests the same feeling that this was to be a special and memorable meal. (And yes, they usually were.)

Billy Blue Eye Pottery has a wide range of ceramic items that can begin to take on that special meaning which helps create the atmosphere of “Christmas”, “Hanukkah” and all of the celebrations you hold dear. Pictured in this blog entry are a number of Red Wing Pottery items formally of Red Wing, Minnesota as well as items created for Red Wing during its’ partnership with Rum Rill Ceramics.

Red Wing c.1936 Two Piece Centerpiece w/ Stag Flower Frog in Ivory w/Brown Wipe over-glaze, $90.00 SOLD and a Rum Rill c.1930's Pair of 6.5" Triple Candelabras w/ original label, $110.00 SOLD

In addition to Red Wing and Rum Rill, Billy Blue Eye will be offering a selection of ceramic treasures from Roseville, Van Briggle, Weller, McCoy, Catalina by Gladding McBean, Beswick of England, Rookwood, Sascha Brastoff, Royal Haeger, Frankoma, Blue Mountain of Canada and Camark at Sunday’s Flea Market.

Red Wing c.1927-35 6" x 3" Grape Cluster Candle holders in Ivory w/ brown over-wipe, $50.00 and Red Wing c.1927-35 10" Vintage Grape Cluster Bowl in Ivory with brown over-wipe. $65.00 SOLD (Not Pictured in Table-setting) Three Piece Set (Pictured Above), $100

These great gifts and wonderful works of art are available by contacting us directly at billyblueeye@cox.net and  will be available for viewing this Sunday, December 19th at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market. We accept Visa, Master Card, and Pay Pal and all orders over $200.00 are shipped free.

Red Wing c.1945-55 8" Embossed Double Handled Vase in Ivory with brown over-glaze, $79.00 SOLD

The Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market is held from 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking lot, visit our green and white tent,  booth A-853. For additional information on the Long Beach Flea Market contact us or visit their website http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com. We hope to see you on Sunday.  Merry Christmas, a belated Happy Hanukkah and best wishes for the New Year from all of us at Billy Blue Eye to all of our “treasured clients and friends”.

Red Wing c.1930's 8.75" Semi-matte Ivory with Brown over-wipe, Double handled, Embossed Vase, $72.00 (Not Pictured in Table-setting)

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